Club Races (2024 calendar)

Entry for club time trials and hillclimbs is now open here

Entry for  the Ards/North Down Inter Club League is now open here

See also the ICL rules here.

Ards Cycling Club organises a full programme of club races for its members from April through to September. Time trials, where riders race individually against the clock, are a great introduction into the world of bike racing. When you get fitter, and more comfortable riding in a group, then you might want to try our club road races as well.

Most races take place on Tuesday evenings – the full 2024 calendar is listed below. Links to the courses, and the results, are on the calendar. Various trophies are awarded annually for competition in club races. Click here for more details of these. We’ll try to keep an up-to-date list of leaders in the results pages against each race. We also award medals for riders reaching certain standard times in time trials. For a list of the standard times for each age group, click here.

This year we’re running an inter-club league with North Down Cycling Club. Events in this league are included below (marked ICL)

2024 Club Calendar

Event Date&Time Location Distance Result
B9 Energy Storage Tour of Ards 16 March, 10am Portaferry GAA Club 61 miles  here
5 Mile TT 2 April, 7pm Ballygowan Road Comber 5 miles  here
10 Mile TT 9 April, 7pm Cloughey/Glastry 10 miles  here
10 Mile TT 16 April, 7pm Saltwater Brig 10 miles  here
ICL (Ards CC) Elimination Race 23 April, 7pm Kirkistown ~1 hour  here
ICL (North Down) 5 Mile TT 1 May, 7pm Groomsport 5 miles  here
10 Mile TT 7 May, 7pm Millisle 10 miles  here
ICL (Ards CC) Road Race 14 May, 7pm Ballygowan 25 miles  here
ICL (North Down) RR 22 May, 7pm Ballyboley TBC  here
Trail Quest 28 May, 6:45pm Trinity Presbyterian Church, Greyabbey Up to you!  here
Town Centre Races 12 June, 6pm Newtownards Various  here
Trail Quest 25 June, 6.45pm
The Conservatory Cafe Balloo.
Up to you!  here
Magreechan Cup 2 July, 7pm Glastry 25 miles  here
10 Mile TT 23 July, 7pm Saltwater Brig 10 miles
ICL (Ards CC) Road Race 30 July, 7pm Glastry Tbc
ICL (North Down) RR 7 August, 7pm Orlock Tbc
Champion of Champions 25 11 August, 9am Portaferry Road, Newtownards 25 miles
5 Mile TT 20 August, 7pm Ballygowan Road Comber 5 miles
Scrabo Hill Climb 27 August, 7pm Scrabo 1.75 miles
Bradshaw’s Brae 3 Sept., 6.30pm Kiltonga 1 mile
Tour of Strangford Sportive 8 Sept., 9am Newtownards Tbc
Christmas 10 Mile TT. 25 Dec, 10am Portaferry Road, Newtownards 10 miles

For calendars and results from previous years, click here.